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Announcing: New Study/Travel Courses in the UK for Teachers and ESU Members – at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Shakespeare's Globe, Oxford University and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon!

The ESU has expanded its study abroad programs: Teachers Learning Abroad - UK.  In addition to the time-tested British University Summer School scholarship programs for teachers, TLab-UK offers new week-long courses, created exclusively by and for the ESU, which are open to teachers across the country as well as ESU members and life-long learners. The new TLab courses (marked New in the listing below) provide affordable educational / travel opportunities, unique to the ESU's heritage.  Course descriptions are posted on the ESU website, but here is the list of TLab-UK course offerings for 2017:

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – London (March)

  • The Language of Drama (New)
  • Ages and Stages of English Drama (New)

Shakespeare's Globe – London (June and July)

  • Storytelling: Children as Makers of Meaning (New)
  • Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance*

University of Oxford (July)

  • English Literature*
  • History, Politics, and Society
  • Creative Writing*
  • International Politics
  • The Story and Future of English (New)

University of Edinburgh (July and August)

  • Text and Context: Modernism, Scottish Literature and Contemporary Literature*
  • Theatre and Performance*

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Stratford-upon-Avon (November)

  • From Page and Stage: Text to Theater (New)

Share information about TLab widely – and attend the new programs yourself!   

Register online for TLab-UK courses at

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